Kuih Keria

Kuih Keria is a local donut made from sweet potatoes and flour. After deep frying, it is then dipped into caramelized sugar for a sweet and crispy coating.


Sweet potatoes
Wheat flour
Oil for Frying


  1. Boiled sweet potatoes in water. (You can opt to boiled them when cooking porridge like how I did mine.)
  2. Remove potatoes from water/porridge. Leave aside to cool. Mashed soften potatoes using the back of a fork.
  3. Mix mashed potatoes with wheat flour and knead into a soft dough.
  4. Shape dough into any desire shape you like, be it donut or small balls.
  5. Heat oil in wok. Fry them till golden brown.
  6. Remove all the oil from wok. Using the same wok without washing it, melt the sugar.
  7. Coat donuts in melted sugar. Removed and let it cool.

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  1. cynthia said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 2:43 pm

    what the proportion of flour and sweet potato u used? can i use organic plain flour instead.

    whats the original colour of sweet potato? orangy? or purple one? my mum never told me 😉


    did the ponteh..was good. show l8 🙂

    The Queen says:   One bowl of mashed potatoes = one bowl of wheat flour.  You can use any type of wheat flour but high protein flour is not advisable. 

    Sweet potatoes come in 3 colours – yellow, orange and purple.  I prefer orange anytime.

    My dishes all very simple wan.  Glad you succeed in cooking ponteh. 

  2. leslie said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 2:51 pm

    Use gula melaka as the sugar. Taste yummy 🙂

    The Queen says:  I shall try this one day. Thanks. 

  3. Adrian said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

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    Use this one instead ok? Thanks!

  4. jazzmint said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

    ooo..i thought it’s donut LOL..no wander it always tasted diff

  5. wuching said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

    too sweet! too sweet!

  6. athena said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

    wah..auntie so rajin to cook la.. 🙂

  7. sila said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 10:10 pm

    oh man i love this kuih… but i don’t like to deep fry stuff at home. what to do with all the leftover oil… 🙁

    mmmm… now you are inspiring me to think of a way to do this without deep frying

  8. cheepeeone said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 7:02 am

    one of my favourite kuih .. *take one bite* H O W C O M E!!

  9. Simple American said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 7:17 am

    Wei wei!!!

    *push plate closer*


    Hulloo friend!

  10. Arth said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

    beats dunkin’ donuts anytime! 😉

  11. Kyels said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

    I love Kuih Keria; always!

    Well, looking at the photo makes me hungry … All the time.


  12. Giddy Tiger said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

    This was always way too sweet for me 😛 And that also, me being a sweet tooth!

  13. jonzz said,

    August 16, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

    It’s scary seeing that thick sugar layer. He he

  14. shooi said,

    August 20, 2007 @ 9:15 am

    Ooh…this looked way too sweet for me!

  15. babe_kl said,

    August 28, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

    thanks for participating jessie and look out for the round up on Merdeka day! your recipe super easy lah, i’ll definitely try it out one day.

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    August 18, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    […] every year, we was given a theme as what to cook. My first participation was in 2006, subsequently 2007 and how can I miss this year Merdeka virtual open house. The theme for this year is Mee and My […]

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